The Munsters follows the titular family, a gathering of harmless monsters living in a typical American suburb, including Frankenstein’s monster, vampires, and a werewolf. The comedic thrust from the show came from the family viewing themselves as a common family despite their macabre appearances, similar to The Addams Family which aired around the same time. Zombie has previously teased the recreation of the notable The Munsters house for the film.
The new image was posted on Zombie’s Instagram and shows the electric chair from a couple of angles. Zombie’s caption reads “It wouldn’t be The Munsters without comfortable furnishings. Here is a little diamond our prop department prepared.” The chair appears to have a wooden frame with leather padding down the back, as well as two conductors on the top which associate with a metal bar with a cable running ready. This connects to the arch on the top which would then lead electricity into the user’s head, with arm and leg straps presumably to hold the casualty back from standing up. Look at it underneath:
The Munsters cast will include previous Zombie collaborators including Jeff Daniel Phillips, Dan Roebuck, and his significant other Sheri Moon Zombie. The film is as of now being shot in Hungary, with a slated release for Fall 2022, with a simultaneous release in theaters and streaming on Peacock. The adaptation is the first successful attempt after many failures to bring The Munsters to an advanced audience.
Zombie seems to settle on a similar decision to frightfulness chief and individual Splat Pack part Eli Roth, who made his name with bloody thrillers, however tracked down success with the fantasy satire The House with a Clock in Its Walls back in 2018. This seems to be a similar move for Zombie, with the family-accommodating The Munsters allowing him to find a more mainstream audience. Whether or not the transition will work for Zombie the way it worked for Roth, The Munsters is sure to be a nostalgic comfort for old fans, while allowing new fans to discover the macabre slice of life for themselves.